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The Ukrainian Carpathians is part of the Carpathian mountain system located in western Ukraine, on the territories of the Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Zakarpattia, and Chernivtsi regions. The total area of the mountains is more than 24 thousand sq. km.

Summer and winter are the most popular seasons to visit the Ukrainian Carpathians. However, in autumn, you can see a real riot of colors which makes the mountain scenery incredibly beautiful and picturesque. Photos by: Alexander Kotenko.

All colors of autumn in the Ukrainian Carpathians, photo 1

the mountains in autumn

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Jul/15

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The picturesque ruins of Nevytsky Castle

Nevytsky Castle is located near the village of Kamyanytsya in Zakarpattia region, 12 km north-east of Uzhhorod. The castle was built in the 13th century on a hill above the Uzh River valley in place of an earlier wooden fortress.

In 1241, it was destroyed by the Mongol-Tatar’s hordes, but, in the second half of the 13th century, it was restored.

The ruins of Nevytsky Castle, Zakarpattia region, Ukraine, photo 1

explore the ruins

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Jun/15

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Lake Synevyr in the Carpathian Mountains

Synevir is the most famous and largest lake in the Ukrainian Carpathians, located in the upper reaches of the Tereblya River, in Mizhgirya district of Zakarpattia region. The area of its water surface is about 4-5 hectares. The lake is rich with trout, but fishing is prohibited.

It is located at an altitude of 989 meters above sea level, the average depth – 10-12 m, the maximum depth – 24 meters. In 1989, the areas surrounding the lake became the National Park Synevyr. Lake Synevyr on Google Maps. Photos by: anderver.

Lake Synevyr, the Carpathians, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful lake

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Jun/15

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Let’s walk the streets of Mukachevo

Mukachevo is a town located in the center of Zakarpattia region. It is an important industrial and cultural center standing on the Latoritsa River, about 42 km from Uzhgorod.

Due to its very convenient geographical location (40-50 km from the border with Hungary and Slovakia, and 90-100 km from Romania and Poland), Mukachevo is a major transportation hub. This relatively small town is worth a visit to see its historic center and castle. Photos by: camrador.

The Town Hall (1904) – the most recognizable building in Mukachevo

Mukachevo, Ukraine, photo 1

explore the old streets of Mukachevo

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Chornohora is the highest mountain range in the Ukrainian Carpathians located on the border of Zakarpattia and Ivano-Frankivsk regions.

It is especially beautiful at a time when the slopes of the range are covered by flowering rhododendron. Chornohora on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexander Kotenko.

Flowering Carpathians, Chornohora, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful blooming landscapes

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Ukrainian part of the Hutsul Alps, a mountain group also called the Rakhiv Mountains and Marmarosi, is located in the southern part of Rakhiv district in Zakarpattia region.

The Hutsul Alps is the most diverse and picturesque mountains in the Ukrainian Carpathians thanks to high altitude (over 1,900 meters), deep valleys (up to 1500 m), and diverse geological structure. The Ukrainian-Romanian border passes through the Hutsul Alps. Photos by: Alexander Kotenko.

The Hutsul Alps, Zakarpattia region, Ukraine, photo 1

go hiking in the mountains

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What an amazingly beautiful landscape! As you have probably noticed, Ukraine is rich in stunning natural views and the area of the Ukrainian Carpathians is probably one of the most picturesque places. The photo was taken by Anton Petrus.

The Ukrainian Carpathians - a heaven on earth

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The Ukrainian Carpathians never cease to amaze us with a variety of landscapes. Just look at this beauty – a frosty morning in dairy colors and a beautiful sunset in the colors of caramel.

These photos were taken by Aleksandr Naumenko in the area of Mount Dzembronya located within the Carpathian National Nature Park, on the border of Ivano-Frankivsk and Zakarpattia regions.

Dairy morning and caramel sunset in the Carpathians, Ukraine, photo 1

wonderful scenery

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A few posts ago, we have seen the Ukrainian Carpathians in summer and now let’s go back in cold and snowy winter.

In general, winters in the Ukrainian Carpathians are not severe, the sun shines often and the weather is clear. Average winter temperatures in the mountains are 10-15 degrees Celsius below zero, sometimes it is very cold (up to 30 degrees below zero).

Winter in the Ukrainian Carpathians, photo 1

the scenery of a winter fairy tale

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Let’s for a moment run away from the cold and often overcast winter weather that prevails in Ukraine these days, and return to a warm and bright summer.

These beautiful photos were taken in the Ukrainian Carpathians by Anton Petrus.

Summer evenings in the Ukrainian Carpathians, photo 1

colorful Ukrainian summer

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